Joseph Mallord William Turner

Klotten and Burg Coraidelstein, Looking Downstream

1839

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 235 × 140 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28309
Turner Bequest CCLXXXIX 10

Catalogue entry

The town of Klotten lies on the River Moselle, surrounded by precipitous slate slopes, near the city of Cochem. Here Turner depicts it from the river, the view incorporating the medieval Burg Coraidelstein and the Parish Church of Saint-Maximin. The inscription ‘Moss’ next to ‘Clotten’ is short-hand for ‘Mosel’. See also Tate D28294; Turner Bequest CCLXXXIX 2 a
For further views of Klotten in this sketchbook see Tate D28344; Turner Bequest CCLXXXIX 27a; see also the 1839 Cochem to Coblenz – Home sketchbook (Tate D28550–D28553; Turner Bequest CCXCI 7a–9). For the 1839 gouache drawings see Tate D20237, D28967; Turner Bequest CCXXI D, CCXCII 78.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2013

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